Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass subscription service will end the year by removing nine titles from its list of playable games.
Microsoft has removed nine games from the Microsoft Store to end the New Year. Xbox Game Pass Subscribers will be disappointed to lose a pair of highly-acclaimed games. Microsoft made sure Xbox Game Pass had an adequate supply of games throughout 2022. This included older titles and day one releases. While there were many new games added to Xbox Game Pass 2022, many of the older titles also left the service.
Microsoft was generally consistent in its handling of Xbox Game Pass games removals in 2022. Game Pass games were usually removed on the 15th and last days of each month. There have been occasional exceptions to this rule. Xbox Game Pass subscribers were generally given at most two weeks notice that the games would be removed. Microsoft also posted details in a blog post. The second half of December 2022 was handled differently.
Microsoft didn’t publish an official blog post as it does every year, revealing the upcoming games and highlighting the ones that will be leaving. Perhaps this was because Microsoft didn’t add any new Xbox Game Pass titles in the second half December 2022. Xbox Game Pass subscribers were forced to use the “Leaving Soon” section of their Xbox consoles in order to determine which games would be leaving Game Pass by December 31. The games that are leaving Xbox Game Pass on December 31st are, as it turns out. Embr, Gorogoa, Vampire Wars: Immortal Realms, Iron Harvest, Outer Wilds, Scarlet Nexus, Secret Neighbor, The PedestrianAnd Tropico 6.
Xbox Game Pass Games Are Going Soon
- Vampire Wars: Immortal Realms
- Iron Harvest (PC Game Pass only).
- Outer Wilds
- Scarlet Nexus
- Secret Neighbor
- The Pedestrian
- Tropico 6
These two games are among the most notable of all those leaving Xbox Game Pass on December 31st. Gorogoa Outer WildsThey are the highest-rated games in the group. Gorogoa This puzzle game was first released in 2017 to great reviews. Outer Wilds It is an action-adventure adventure game where players must solve the mystery of a strange time loop. Xbox Game Pass games will be available for purchase at a 20% discount, so act quickly if you’re looking to save money on your games.
Xbox Game Pass subscribers might be disappointed to see nine of their favorite games go, but there are plenty of new games in 2023. Xbox Game Pass already has six games for January 2023. These include heavy-hitters like Persona 4 Gold Monster Hunter RiseSo there should be plenty to do in the new Year.
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